Hotels and Apartments: Queer Accommodation in Berlin
The numerous hotels in Berlin are almost as diverse as the queer scene itself. Some of them specialise in providing accommodation for lesbians, gays, and the queer community. Among them are international hotel chains, charming city hotels, accommodation for those traveling on a budget, holiday apartments, and even specially appointed flats for the leather and fetish community. Many hotels are located in the Regenbogenkiez at Nollendorfplatz in Berlin-Schöneberg, while others also cater to queer dreams in other parts of the city.
Hotel Sachsenhof: Gay-run establishment in Nollendorfkiez
Situated in the middle of the bustling Regenbogenkiez on Nollendorfplatz in Berlin-Schöneberg, the traditional Hotel Sachsenhof provides its guests with a warm welcome. The three-star establishment, run by a gay couple, has more than 60 rooms. From single rooms to four-bed rooms for groups of friends, everything the gay visitor might require can be found here. Only a few steps separate the guests from the neighbourhood's numerous bars, pubs, clubs, and shops. The staff of Hotel Sachsenhof can also inform you about the hotel's long history. This hotel has been welcoming guests for over 100 years, among them many famous personalities, including the poet Else Lasker-Schüler and the painter Oskar Kokoschka.
Motzstraße 7, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg
Axel and TWO Hotel by Axel belong to a stylish international hotel chain with two hotels in Berlin
The gay hotel chain Axel has two establishments in Berlin. With a wink, they like to describe their hotels as ‘hetero-friendly’. In reality, however, the number of heterosexuals who hang one of the "Please Disturb" signs on their door is undoubtably limited. While the Axel, located in the middle of the bustling neighbourhood of Nollendorfkiez in Berlin-Schöneberg, woos guests with both its ornate design in black and gold and a jacuzzi on the sixth floor, the TWO by Axel in Berlin-Wilmersdorf is synonymous with a relaxed holiday and provides guests with a gym and massage services.
Lietzenburger Straße 13-15
TWO Hotel by Axel
The Student Hotel: great design in Mitte
One of the most exciting new openings in Berlin-Mitte is The Student Hotel, right next to Alexanderplatz. In the newly constructed building, guests will find rooms for just about every requirement, from a double room as a base to explore the city, to a flat with its own kitchen, to a playroom where parties can also be held. In addition, The Student Hotel also hosts a co-working space and has opened its restaurant and bar to everyone, thus increasingly becoming a meeting place for the whole city.
The Student Hotel Berlin
ArtHotel Connection: recommendation for all art lovers
The gay Schöneberg neighbourhood is also home to ArtHotel Connection. This queer-friendly hotel attaches great importance to proffering an appealing ambience, which begins with the architecture, as the hotel is housed in a magnificent art nouveau building. The rooms are also tastefully furnished in a contemporary style. Outside the entrance, gay bars, pubs such as the Prinzknecht, and clubs such as the Connection are situated adjacent to one another. If you're not sure where to go first, the friendly staff will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Tom's Hotel: holiday in the scene’s hotspot
Adjacent to the well-known darkroom pub, Tom's Bar in Berlin-Schöneberg, you can also stay overnight at Tom's Hotel. Situated in the middle of the gay neighbourhood at Nollendorfplatz, the hotel provides both single and double rooms. Guests are also issued with a hotel pass that gives them access to discounts and concessions in the area. If you've had a bit of a night out, you will still be able to order breakfast until 4 pm.
SM Apartments: fetish playroom and playrooms included
Are you looking to indulge your kinky side on holiday? Then Berlin is the place! Several SM apartments, playrooms, and fetish flats are at your disposal. They are often equipped with slings, bondage ropes, cages, whips, dildos, and anything else your heart might desire, and more. For the location and specific equipment provided by the individual flats, search for "SM Apartment Berlin", for example, and peruse the individual websites.
ebab.com: private accommodation all over Berlin
If you're more in the mood for a holiday flat than a hotel, you can search for queer-friendly bed and breakfasts all over Berlin at ebab.com. "ebab" stands for "Enjoy Bed and Breakfast" and that's exactly what it's all about. The site was founded in 1995 to provide lesbians, gays, and the LGBTQI* community with safe and relaxed private accommodation. A wide variety of offers are listed. From a cosy room in a flat that you share with the hosts to chic flats of your own, you have a wealth of choice.
Pink Pillow: queer-friendly, mainstream hotels
Many other hotels in Berlin have joined forces to form the Pink Pillow initiative. They have all committed to a charter in which they promise, among other things, to treat all guests with respect, to create a tolerant working environment, to proffer their guests with information about the queer scene in Berlin, and to become involved in social projects. Currently 57 hotels, flats, and hostels are members of Pink Pillow.
Recommendations and tips on queer Berlin can also be found in SIEGESSÄULE, Berlin's biggest city magazine. On the SIEGESSÄULE map you can set the filter for hotels.